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How to convince somebody to become interested in the football?

Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,097

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edited July 10 in Coffee lounge
Just a little something I've been considering.

With over half of the country set to watch the football tomorrow evening, I was wondering if there's anything you do to tempt somebody who is normally uninterested into becoming invested in the outcome and follow along?

So my questions:
  • What would you say to someone to get them a bit excited or interested in a huge event such as this one?
  • How would you explain it to them to make them somewhat invested in the outcome and follow along?
  • How do you describe the enormity of the situation?

Of course, I recognise you can't force somebody to be interested, and each individual is well within their right to care as much or as little about the football :) 
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,220 Pioneering
    There’s nothing you can say to get me interested. I’ll be reading a book instead. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,043 Disability Gamechanger
    I understand what you are saying but I think it is sometime good to have separate interests 

    I'm not a fan myself but do watch England in major games 

    You can't force it if doesn't interest her 

    I agree though it is a event in history 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,097

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    :D I hope you enjoy the book @MarkN88, what are you reading?
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,097

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    Absolutely agree @janer1967 100%, I was just wondering if there's anything anyone tends to say in these situations to get somebody interested in something :) 

    If she ends up not following the match, I will at least have an objective person to speak to after when England let us down :) 
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,594 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 10
    Quickest way to get someone interested in the outcome of an event is to bet with them!
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    the larger the wager the greater the interest. 

    Nb: please gamble wisely, if at all.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,594 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 10
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,422 Disability Gamechanger
    Reverse psychology generally works...  "I bet you can't watch the whole match"  ;)

    As above though, I don't think you can interest someone if they don't want to be interested.  Honestly the main reason I got interested this year was the Scope sweepstake!  Then had a few bets and started studying tables etc...  If you'd told me 2 months ago I'd be interested in it I'd never have believed it!

    The last time I was interested in international football, Sven was the manager!  :|  Watched the 2006 world cup game at a mates house with several other people...Portugal beat us on penalties iirc.  :#
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,032 Disability Gamechanger
    I used to be interested in it at school because of trading cards!

    I'm hoping to go for a drive while the match is on to make the most of the quiet roads. I did the same last World Cup during I think the semi final and the roads were deserted, we had the football going on the radio. I just need to convince someone to come out with me, luckily I don't live in a football household but I think people will still be quite interested being the final...
  • rubinheath16rubinheath16 Member Posts: 63 Courageous
    I personally can't stand football, but after people said how well England are doing I've watched the last 2 games and rather enjoyed them. I'm going to watch the final and hope England win, but normally football doesn't interest me. I'm kinda the same for most sports to be honest and will only watch big events. Saying that though I do enjoy watching and following the olympics and seeing how many gold medals we can get.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,393 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm 62 we won the world cup when I was 7 years old and haven't in all those years reached another final, this is monumental, I reckon peak viewing figure will be 32 million, it was 27.6m for the semi final.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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